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We're pleased to invite colleagues to the 1st Computer Vision for Wearable Robotics Workshop that will be held at International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2023 on Friday 2nd June 2023 at ExCeL (Exhibition Centre) London.



As wearable robotic devices used for movement assistance and rehabilitation start to populate our daily environments, their ability to autonomously and seamlessly adapt to recover motor control in persons with impairments based on environmental changes becomes more critical. Wearable robotics that assists the lower limbs, for example, should autonomously change the assistance profiles depending on the environment and locomotor activity such as level-ground walking or stair climbing. Similarly, wearable robotics for the upper limbs should adapt the powered assistance depending on the user's body segment parameters and the weight of manipulated objects. To achieve such versatility, it is important to not only recognize user intention but also obtain information about the surroundings. Computer vision can provide rich, direct, and interpretable information while interacting with the environment compared to information from non-visual sensors like tactile sensors. This workshop will uniquely focus on the challenges and opportunities of integrating contextual awareness into automated high-level control and decision-making of wearable robotic devices based on state-of-the-art advances in computer vision, machine learning, and sensor fusion techniques. This workshop will discuss technical engineering solutions for vision-based rehabilitation and assistive robotics by bridging the gaps between researchers in wearable robots and computer vision, as well as academia and industry.

Topics of interest

  • Wearable robots (prosthetics and exoskeletons) in unstructured environments
  • Deep learning for perception and control
  • High-level controllers for human-robot interaction
  • Computer vision for context-aware wearable devices
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Assistive robotics

We hope you join us on Friday 2nd June 2023 at ExCeL London!


Letizia Gionfrida, Ph.D.

Letizia Gionfrida, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Robert D. Howe
Robert D. Howe, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Lab Members | Harvard Biodesign Lab
Daekyum Kim, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Brokoslaw Laschowski, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto

Michele Xiloyannis – Sensory-Motor Systems Lab | ETH Zurich
Michele Xiloyannis, Akina AG

Supported by

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This proposal has been endorsed by the folowing IEEE RAS Technical Committee (TC):